Psalm 28:6 “Praise be to the LORD, for he has heard my cry for mercy.”
[LORD, YAHWEH, you are the great and Triune God, persistently merciful, purely holy, powerfully present, perfectly heavenly—therefore to you belongs all praise.
You are the prayer-hearing, prayer-answering God, stooping down from your Heavenly throne to hear and help us, to comfort and support us with your gracious right hand. Therefore, you are worthy of all exaltation.
I think of your mercy on one Sunday morning as we traveled to speak in a distant church: an accident on the other side of the freeway caused a huge traffic jam, backing things up on that side for miles, while on our side we could move right along and arrive in time for the meeting.
Then on the way back, there was another traffic jam on the other side from us, this time from all the people returning home on Sunday evening. However, again we were able to zoom right along and make it home in good time.
You are the provider and protector, the merciful One who watches over us in the way we need it. I thank you for your practical and personal care. Help us to be aware of all the God sightings in our lives, noting the ways you reach into our situations, guiding, protecting, providing. And may we, as a result give honor to you before all the saints.]